The GT300 Mooncraft ‘Shiden’
Joining the much heralded Team Goh Maserati on the grid for the
2006 Super GT Championship will be this exciting new GT300 sportscar.
Mooncraft has been around in Japanese motorsport for almost three
decades, first competing with the 'Shiden 77' in 1977 in the Fuji
Grand Champion series as a domestic racing car producer. More recently
the company has been involved with the development of the GT500
Raybrig Honda NSX
new 'Shiden' will also spawn a run of road car cousins, the GT300
effort designed specifically to prompt well-heeled enthusiasts to
invest in the exciting new Japanese supercar.
But this is no kit car 'special'. The race car features a chassis
design from Riley Technologies that incorporates crumple zones at
all four corners of the car and the Shiden also comes with an FIA-certified
roll cage and impact-absorbing doors. The factory will no doubt
be hoping that the sleek newcomer can make the same race winning
impact that other recent additions to the GT300 grid, Vemac and
Gariya for example, have managed.